The Troop #2

The Troop #2

Writer: Noel Clarke Artist: Joshua Cassara Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Torrent, a young woman who can turn herself into water and travel via people's bladders! Hotshot, sex bomb and pyro-boy! Virus, a little girl who spreads disease like a plague louse! Super-heroes with very little that's super about them, they have been brought together by a mysterious billionaire who seems keen to protect them from an equally mysterious but far more lethal organization with big guns and cool suits.

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 12, 2016

    Overall, the Troop is undoubtedly one of the most exciting titles to be published by Titan Comics in a long, long time and continues to set itself apart from the deluge of bland, forgettable superhero comics on the shelves today with itsstrong characterisation, shocking visuals and unapologetically edgy approach. Count me in with this one for the foreseeable future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Jan 14, 2016

    The Troop #2 is a phenomenal experience. It is dark and gritty with extremely shocking and traumatizing back stories for the new characters while also exploring the family dynamic of the current Troop. The artwork is top-notch and the writing is great, though there are still some minor issues including Clarke's transitions and some minor lettering hiccups. You should buy this book. You won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Jan 23, 2016

    This pairing is definitely two creators to keep an eye on in the future, and see what they write/illustrate. Looking forward to the next issue, eagerly. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jan 14, 2016

    The Troop #2 is an intense issue that is successful at both provocative character development and intriguing story progression. The way Torrance's life and transformation is laid out confirms the tone of the series in a good way. This issue doesn't clarify Edward's true motives in collecting all these powered individuals but addresses it in an entertaining way with a surprising twist that has me looking forward to next issue. And the action is electrifying again and the new characters this issue make a strong impression with their abilities. I don't know if all the comparisons to other series was necessary but I do know that The Troop is definitely making a name for itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 13, 2016

    Thankfully this second issue is right in line with the first issue. The first issue hit hard and this second issue keeps up with its pace. Though I do wonder if there will be an issue in the future that slows down and lets the reader catch their breath. If not then gasp for air and keep up with The Troop, because for now it's not slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Brett Downard Jan 20, 2016

    The Troop is a new twist on the old idea popularized by X-Men that delivers a bit more of a mature twist. If you're a fan of X-Men and Garth Ennis, this book may be right up your alley. With a last page ending that answers what's in the Quiet Room while simultaneously giving even more questions that I want to know more about. I'm not quite ready to put the monthly on my pull list, but I'll be looking for the trades as they come out. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jan 14, 2016

    It's not like I don't think The Troop has potential, or that there aren't thing to like about it. The characters could still coalesce into an interesting dynamic to become more rounded and engaging. For me, Torrence has the best shot at becoming the standout so far. But if you're hanging your hat on the realism of your approach, then it's even more important to ensure your characters are more than simple archetypes. Here's hoping that The Troop succeeds in bringing the Troop to life sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

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